Category Archives: Samuel Dayton

Dayton Family and AMC’s TURN: Washington’s Spies

With season 4 of Turn: Washington’s Spies beginning in just two days, here’s a little bit of information about our ancestors in Brookhaven and Setauket in relation to the story as depicted in the AMC series. For me, it gives … Continue reading

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Did Ralph Dayton dispose his son, Samuel?

As is so common in genealogy, many Dayton family storytellers have constructed images of Ralph they can comfortably embrace. Some of these stories attributing wealth and position have become legend, being repeated and retold for well over a century. In … Continue reading

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All in the family

Robert Goldhatch and Bennett Meade were married in 1585 and the couple had a daughter, Alice. Robert and Bennett were married about 14 or 15 years when Robert died. A year or two later, when Alice was about 14, her … Continue reading

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Daytons, a bunch of horse traders?

The importance and value of horses in the everyday life of a seventeenth century New Englander and Long Islander is well known and there is no shortage of records of the earliest Daytons in America that reference horses or horse … Continue reading

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Paperback is coming!

We just wanted everyone to know that a paperback edition of Our Long Island Ancestors, the First Six Generations of Daytons in America, 1639-1807  is in the works. We expect it to become available in a few weeks. UPDATE (June 16): … Continue reading

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350 years ago, today

Governor Nicholls of New York had invited the Unkechaug, Shinnecock and Montaukett sachems to meet with him in the fall of 1665, to formally establish diplomatic relations. The governor heard the sachem complaints and after the old patent was dissolved, … Continue reading

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Samuel Dayton sent to “treat about the whale” with NY Governor

On this day, April 1, 1668 (1 year short of 350 years ago), the governor of New York granted Brookhaven the right to whales after successful appeals by Mr. Woodhull and Samuel Dayton. The two men had been sent by … Continue reading

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